Join us for a free educational outreach presentation that will focus not only on the alternatives to physician-assisted suicide and the Christian perspective, but also the non-spiritual “rational” response to the narrative that PAS is a compassionate option and individual choice. Faith-based arguments alone are unlikely to sway secular-minded supporters of PAS, including politicians and national organizations that push for state-by state legalization. For the last 2 years physician-assisted suicide (PAS) bills have been submitted to the MD state legislature, and last year the mayor of DC signed a PAS bill into law. Visiting presenter Rev. Joel Gaertner testified last year as an expert witness before the Minnesota state legislature when they were considering legalization of PAS. His work with the developmentally disabled and those at the end of life has given him valuable insight into how PAS puts the disabled, in particular, at risk. For more information about our speaker and program, please visit our website.